Sunday, May 1, 2016

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DANCE FOR MAY
Why did we dance, twirling and twining;
Ribbons so colourful, and some in our hair;
It was the month of May
And our teachers did say
Dance children dance
For the lovely month of May

Poles upright, reaching for the sky;
And us, wee ones going round and round;
It was the month of May
And our teachers did say
Dance children dance
For the lovely month of May

This patterning, of futures perhaps;
Lessons, constructing dreams, forging harmony;
It was the month of May
And our teachers did say
Dance children dance
For the lovely month of May.
DANCE FOR MAY © gillena cox 2016


written for Magaly's prompt
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Poetizing the Maypole
Challenge: ...to write a new poem inspired by the Maypole.


12 comments:

  1. Oh Gillena this is such a delightful poem :D love the idea of May being the time of learning lessons, constructing dreams and forging harmony :D Beautifully done.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sanaa

      Much love...

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  2. Children like a disruption to the routine, though they are apt to question as much as take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the dance.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rommy

      Much love...

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  3. So many times, traditions come into our lives just because we are told... We should always dance because we want to though. I hope after a while, the children did danced because they heart the music, saw the colors, felt the energy... ♥

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

      much love...

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  4. To be told to dance because it's lovely does not always mean you feel it's lovely... Hope the children love it.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

      much love...

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  5. Fascinating to me (and the video too) as I have never actually seen a Maypole dance. Not a tradition here.

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    1. Glad you dropped in Rosemary

      much love...

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  6. This is wonderful, Gillena. Is this what your teacher actually sang or is it what you think she might have, should have, been singing? I can remember our teacher calling the dance but getting us all mixed up. It really didn't work for her, the one I remember. There may have been another that we didn't even get the dance started, I seem to remember that too.
    ..

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  7. Usually some folk song would be sung to the May pole dance when i was a child at Primary School(a long time ago(✿◠‿◠). The video is a recent one and was used to give a glimpse in Maypole Trinidad and Tobago today. Thanks for dropping in Jim

    much love...

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